Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: Hampton Courts / Constitutional Conventions of '76 and '88
In 1889 the Rockingham County Probate Court, held hitherto alternately at Exeter and Portsmouth, was established to be held also at Hampton, named, on the fourth Tuesday of December and February, annually.
Constitutional Conventions of '76 and '88
The only Constitutional Convention since 1876, was the one in November, 1888, also in Concord, to which Joseph Johnson was chosen delegate from Hampton. As one result, our farmer representatives have the busy month of June at home, and exercise the function of law-makers when the farm sleeps under winter snows.